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Master of Science in Elementary Childhood Education 

Specialization in the Education of Diverse Populations: Program  Requirements (39 credits) 


Advanced Study Core

12 credits

Select ONE of the following 3-credit courses:
EECE 702 Social Foundations of Education
EECE 704 Major Contemporary Issues in Education
EECE 705 School and Community

3 cr

Select ONE of the following 3-credit courses:
EECE 710 Ecological Perspectives on Development: TheEarly Years
EECE 711 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Childhood Years
EECE 717 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Adolescent Years

3 cr

Take BOTH of the following 3-courses:
EECE 703 Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings
EECE 780 Introduction to Educational Research

3 cr. each

Interdisciplinary Core

12 credits

Take ALL of the following 3-credit courses:
EECE 796 Exploring Problems in History through Literature
EECE 797 Queens County as a Learning Lab
EECE 798 Reading and Writing for Learning in Science
EECE 799 Exploring Mathematical Ideas through Literature

3 cr. each


15 credits

EECE 768 Development in Diverse Populations

3 cr



Take THREE of the following 3-credit courses: 

EECE 712  Humanistic Psychology: Educational Applications
EECE 713  The Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children & Youth
EECE 714  Behavior Problems of Children and Adolescent
EECE 732  Instructional Strategies to Mainstream Students
EECE 733  Curriculum Adaptations for Mainstreaming
EECE 761  Educating the non-native speaker of English: Theory and Research
EECE 764  Learning the content areas in a bilingual setting:  Teaching & assessment
EECE 766  English language in a bilingual classroom:  Theoretical background
EECE 767  English language in a bilingual classroom:  Pedagogical applications

Pedagogical Applications
EECE 777 Conflict Resolution in Educational Settings

Culminating Activity for the Specialization
(Take this as your final course in the program) :                       
EECE 782 Teachers as Researchers


3 cr. each









3 cr.

With additional 3 credits, graduate students proficient in a language other than English qualify for the NYS Extension in Bilingual Education.  See the advisor for more specifics.



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